Key Words Mercy - God’s love and forgiveness. Jesus Christ- He is the greatest sign of God’s love. Covenant - In the Bible, a solemn agreement between God and his people.
Key Words Commandments - Following God’s laws, the commandments would lead God’s people to be faithful to him. Moses - While he was on Mt. Sini for 40 days and 40 nights the Israelites were worshiping a false god. Providence - God’s plan for and protection of all creation. Plan -In his plan of salvation for humankind, God promised to send someone who would save human beings from sin.
Chapter Notes When Moses was on Mt. Sini receiving the 10 commandments the Israelites forgot the one, true God and made a false god, a golden calf, to worship. The message of the creation stories in the Old Testament have the same message: that God loves all that he has created and that humanity is the peak of his creation.
Chapter Notes Jesus Christ is the greatest sign of God’s love. God is merciful and gives us laws out of love. God’s love for human beings is everlasting. Abraham and Sarah obeyed and trusted God completely.
Chapter Notes In the Bible, providence is a solemn agreement between God and his people. God’s plan for protection of all creation is called providence. Human beings have not always been faithful to God. In the Book of Genesis, in the second account of creation, God creates human beings first and makes them his partners in caring for creation. In the Book of Genesis, in the first account of creation, God creates human beings last.
Chapter Notes The two accounts of creation that are found in the Old Testament show life as a gift that God gives us out of his great love. In the Book of Exodus we can read about God freeing the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. In the Bible, a solemn agreement between God and his people is called a covenant.
Chapter Notes God promised Abraham that his descendants would become a great nation. God helped Moses to free the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. In the account of God’s covenant with Noah. God made a promise to humankind that a flood would never again destroy life on earth.
Chapter Notes Moses went up to Mt. Sini where God told him that the Israelites should worship God alone as their one true God, and in return he would make them his special people. In the Old Testament there are many accounts of God’s mercy, which is his forgiveness and love. God blessed Abraham and Sarah with a son whom they named Isaac.
Curriculum Facts There are 46 books in the Old Testament and 27 books in the New Testament. Tradition comes from the Apostles and hands on what they received from Jesus’ teaching and example and continues today in the teaching office of the Church. The Gospels are the heart of the all the Scriptures because they are the principal source for the life and teaching of Jesus Christ.
Curriculum Facts The two factors that kept the earliest Christians from writing about Jesus are:1. They were strongly eschatological, that is they believed the end time was near and Jesus would return soon, so there was no need for writing things down.2. Witnesses were still alive who knew Jesus; when the end time did not appear imminent and the first generation of Christians died then works of a more permanent nature (the new testament) appeared.
Curriculum Facts Jesus spoke Aramaic to his disciples however, the New Testament, written in 50- 150 AD, used the language know as Koine Greek, the common dialect used in the first century. The Sacred Scripture, the Old and New Testament, were written by human authors who were inspired by the Holy Spirit. Sacred Scripture is the speech of God as it is put down in the writing under the breath of the Holy Spirit.
Curriculum Facts The sacred books the Father who is in heaven meets his children with great love and speaks to them. Jesus asks the following of his disciples :1. Do the will of the Father2. Be childlike3. Serve others4. Take up your cross5. Love one another6. Give up your possessions